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Medical Term:

regional anesthesia


use of local anesthetic solution(s) to produce circumscribed areas of loss of sensation; a generic term including conduction, nerve block, spinal, epidural, field block, infiltration, and topical anesthesia.

Synonym(s): conduction analgesia

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